Tips sought to find Oakland man missing since April

The Detroit News

Oakland County Sheriff’s officials are seeking help from the public to find a 48-year-old man missing for more than a month.

Bertram Weston left his Independence Township home on April 27 “indicating he was going to travel to his home state of New York,” authorities said in a statement Monday. “He was expected to arrive at his family’s home in Staten Island the following day. His family has indicated he never arrived to his destination.”

Weston’s soon-to-be ex-wife later told investigators he had accepted a new job in the New York City area and rented a vehicle to drive there.

That vehicle was to have been returned to the rental company at JFK Airport on April 28. The rental company reported it stolen to the Waterford Township Police Department on May 13, but the vehicle has since been recovered in Pontiac, officials said.

Though Weston’s cellular phone has had no outgoing calls since he left, “cell tower hits indicated he may still be in the Pontiac area,” sheriff’s officials said. “In addition, flyers circulated in the area have garnered responses which indicate he may be close by.”

Weston is described as African-American, about 6-feet 2 inches tall and 170 pounds, who usually shaves his head.

He wears hearing aids and his speech is affected by his hearing impairment.

Anyone with information is asked to call (888) TURN-1-IN or the Sheriff’s Office Independence Substation at (248) 620-4968.